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PITCH PERFECT 3 Family Movie Review

By Grady Kerr Pitch Perfect 3 picks up a few years after the highs of winning the world championships. (Das Sound Machine was robbed) The Bellas now find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t many job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some ...[Read More]

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART TWO Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 ABOUT? Katniss Everdeen and her friends take the fight to the Capitol in this concluding chapter of the dystopian series. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B+) The Hunger Games franchise has always been bleak. With the quest for humanity and righteousness during times of depravity as its central theme, the series o ...[Read More]

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THE HUNGER GAMES Family Movie Review

REVIEW (GRADE: A) The irony is not lost on me that The Hunger Games, a film about teenagers fighting to the death, may actually serve as an antidote to the glamorized violence so often found in media and aimed at youth. Raw and horrific as the film's brutality is, it portrays with bittersweet clarity the difference between the perception of violence as entertainment and its heartbreaking consequen ...[Read More]

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING Family Movie Review

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) REVIEW (GRADE: C+) Like Valentine's Day, He's Just Not That Into You, and New Year's Eve before it, What to Expect When You're Expecting combines a relatable premise with beautiful celebrities and expects that to be enough to carry a film. As is always the case with this growing mini-genre, the characters are loosely interconnected, with some of t ...[Read More]

THE NEXT THREE DAYS Family Movie Review

THE NEXT THREE DAYS Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Russel Crowe is one of the best actors of this generation, elevating even substandard material to “watchable” status (case in point: 2010's dismal Robin Hood). His performance drives The Next Three Days, a never boring but frequently ridiculous prison-break thriller that finds Crowe's college professor planning to “bust out” ...[Read More]